noun Ni·chi·ren \¦nichə̇¦ren\

Definition of Nichiren



  1. :  a Japanese Buddhist sect based doctrinally on the Saddharma-pundarika Sutra and noted historically for its militant nationalism

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Origin and Etymology of nichiren

after Nichiren †1282 Japanese religious teacher and founder of the sect

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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